Piles of snow from Buffalo blizzard still alive and well in July

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — It may be almost August, but dirt-covered snow still hasn’t completely melted since being dumped at a defunct Buffalo railroad station after November’s record-breaking storm.

WGRZ-TV reports that two snow piles nearly 10 feet high in some spots are still melting in vacant lots at the Central Terminal on the city’s east side.

City crews dumped snow in the lots after a lake-effect storm dumped more than 7 feet on parts of Buffalo and the surrounding area the week before Thanksgiving. Eight months later, some of it is still there.

The two piles resemble earthen berms because the snow is covered with a thick layer of dirt with grass growing on it. Underneath the dirt, the remaining densely packed snow is slowly melting.

Fox 8 reporter Matt Wright visited Buffalo during the height of the storm and at one point, was on a pile of snow so large, he was standing even with city traffic lights.

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